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Director of Gift Planning
Michelle Lippart Hardwick


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Himebaugh Legacy Circle

Be recognized for shaping tomorrow today by planning an after-lifetime gift to us.

The Himebaugh Legacy Circle recognizes those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. It’s a way we can celebrate the impact you make on the people and projects that matter to you long after you are no longer here.

Make it happen

It doesn’t matter what the amount of the gift is or whether you make a gift through your will or trust, an insurance policy, retirement account or other estate planning tool. To join the Legacy Circle, Click on the button to complete our membership form or call our office at 920.830.1290. We can also provide you with bequest language to give to your attorney.

What will be your legacy?


Donald and Violet Himebaugh 

How It All Started

Donald and Violet Himebaugh loved the Fox Valley. The couple – he an accountant, she a Spanish teacher – delighted in watching eagles soar over the Fox River from their modest home. The Himebaughs made the entire Fox Valley their heirs upon their deaths in 2004 by making a bequest of $16 million to the Community Foundation to use for whatever community needs arise. 

Under the care of the Community Foundation, the Himebaughs’ loving legacy will forever shape the community they valued so dearly. To honor their tremendous gift to the community, the Himebaugh Legacy Circle was created to recognize people who — in the same spirit of giving as the Himebaughs — plan gifts to be made after their lifetimes.

Himebaugh Recognition David and Audrey Aardappel* Torin and Lynn Akey Karen Alesch Mary and Don Alesch+ Paul and Carol Anderson Daniel and Linda Baumbach Richard A. and Jennifer A. Bergstrom* Thomas Beyer and Barbara Bermel* Joan and Leo Bernardin Joe and Ann Bielinski* Karen Boeder Bob and Becky Boehlen O.C.+ and Pat Boldt* Frances M. Bollenbeck* Janice A. Bombinski and Roy J. Zuege Richard N. Boya+* Richard & Theresa Braatz Otto and Joyce A. Bytof+* Dick and Chris+ Calder* Louis and Alissa Clark Sara and Bruce Companik Stanley Cottrill+* Gregg and Mary Clare Curry* Irv and Sue Curry+* Lori Dehlinger Van Alstine Joanne Delforge Shad and Julie Derozier* Richard and Susan Detienne* Curt Detjen* Eugene and Susan Doell Ralph E. Dorn C. Raymond+ and Mary R. Durkee George and Janice Elias Ruth Elmer* Bob and Pat Endries Tom Endries Michael and Patricia Exarhos Robert and Christine Faulks Frank and Myrtle Feivor+* Dr. Chick Fenlon+* William+ and Kristine Foth Bill and Joan Geenen* Tammy* and Tim Geenen Joseph Gordon Gellings* Brian and Sharon Godfrey Thomas and Eloise Godfrey+ Richard and Karen Gosse Paul and Elaine Greene F. James and Mary Grist+ Roy+ and Donita Gross Ann Guyon Greg and Mary Haasl Douglas D. Hahn and Susan F. Hahn* Jim and Melody Hanson Jeff and Mary Harp-Jirschele* John and Susan Toussaint Mame and Daniel Heaney* Linda Heckel* Peg and Gerry Henseler* Chad Hershner and Jeff Amstutz Gordon and Marilyn Holten* David and Jean Horst Rick and Janet Jandl Mark and Tobi Johannsen* Maurice J. Johnson Sharon I. Steinert Johnson* James+ and Mary Kabacinski* Fred and Susan Kampo* Beth J. Karlson Larry L.+ and Sandy S. Kath* Barbara and William Kelly Jeannine Christiane Wyman Kenevan and Shannon Lee Wyman Kenevan John Kestly* Maynard and Rose Marie Kettner Donna and Robert Kidder Robert+ and Susan Kinde Earl Kinjerski and Patricia Schoenborn-Kinjerski Jane Kleinschmidt Don and Laurie Kleist* Jeff and Shelby Knezel* Curt and Martha Knoke* Frank and Jean+ Koffend Kelly and Sheila Kornely* Cecile Kuebler Robert and Jodie Larsen Geraldine Loderbauer Clarence J. and Elnor L.+ Loehning Peter and Joann Mariahazy Mabel R. McClanahan+* Patricia McConnell and Montgomery Elmer Joe and Christine McMahon John and Constance Meinke* Chuck and Barb Merry* Diane K. Mertens Jack and Kathleen Meyer John+ and Sally Mielke* Harold and Doris Miller+* Patty Murphy Cathy and Peter Mutschler* Tim and Joy Neuville* Carter and Carol Noble* Suzanne Oberhauser Kim and Dave O’Brien John P. and Julia Metternich Olson Helen Hardt Oskar+* Diane B. Ostrand* Kimberly A. Petersen* Jeff and Kristi Picken William John Planner and Bonne Elias Planner Amy Putzer* Todd and Mary Raether* James R. Reichel+ Harry and Carla Reichwald Victoria and Lyle+ Reigel Jack+ and Glenda Rhodes* Lyle and Christine Richter* Gerald and Patricia Rickman Jeff and Jone Riester* Patrick and Anne Riley* William and Sandra Rogers Barb Romenesko Peter and Connie Roop Ben and Betsy Rozelle* Amelia and Walter Rugland* Barbara Russell Doug+ and Carla Salmon Edward R. and Carol P. Sanders Robert L. and Amy J. Sanders Lawrence Sawyer and Debra McDowall Harold and Jane+ Schiferl Margaret Gilbert Schmerein+* Sarah M. Schmidt* Warren and Linda Schneider Kim and Walter Schonfeld Charles Self Jerold T. Selle Francis and Marilyn Shearer Bob and Char Sigman* Lee and Jan Siudzinski Babs and Michael Smith Ray and Betty Smith+ Cody Splitt+ Thomas and Mary Stadler Jerry and Ann Stein Becky and Jon Stellmacher Lorraine Steuck Raquel and Gregory Strayer* Darlene Stumpf Mary Sturtevant+* Lon and Ellen Swedberg Tom and Andrea+ Tatlock Ron and Lisa Thiry Marilyn E. Toepel Bob and Elinor Underhill* Roy and Lucy Valitchka Joseph Van Alstine Michael Van Asten Roger and Lynn Van Vreede Elaine A. Ven Rooy and Donald Ristau Dr. Michael and Stephanie Vrabec Joan and Gene Wasserberg+* Harry Welch Greg and Peggy Wendt Barbara and Graham Werner Jeff and Elizabeth Werner Katherine Westover* Wyon and Mary Jo Wiegratz* Jerold and Charlotte Wienandt Cynthia L. Wyngaard Alan+ and Judy Zierler Anonymous (8) Anonymous* (1) Anonymous+* (2) + of Blessed Memory * Himebaugh Charter Members

Legacy Stories

Rick and Sue Detienne
Mary Lamers Grist
Ray and Mary Durkee
Larry Sawyer & Debra McDowall
Cindy Wyngaard
Jeff and Beth Werner
Donita Gross
Earl & Patti Kinjerski
Ben and Betsy Rozelle
Christine and Robert Faulks
Karen and Dick Gosse
Roger & Lynn Van Vreede
Pat & Jerry Rickman
Don Ristau & Elaine Ven Rooy
Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine
Becky and Jon Stellmacher